The Philippines dropped three spots down to 152nd in the world in the FIFA/Coca-Cola rankings that were released on Wednesday.
The country netted a total of 157 points, one point ahead of Indonesia, whom we drew 2-2 in a friendly last month. That match and the 3-0 victory of Guam in the Panaad Stadium at the city of Bacolod were the matches within the window that counted for the calcuations.
The UEFA European Championships, as well as the OFC Nations Cup accounted for most of the action during the time period, which saw Spain and Tahiti hoist trophies in their respective competitions. As a result, there was some major reshuffling of positions.
Vicente del Bosque's men still maintain the top overall spot in the rankings with 1691 points. Germany, which exited in the semis during the Euros, swapped second and third spots with CONMEBOL leaders Uruguay. England moved up to fourth place, in spite of exiting in the quarterfinals. Semi-finalists Portugal rode its captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, up to fifth overall, while losing finalists Italy re-enter the top-ten at sixth overall. Argentina stays at seven, followed by the Netherlands at eight, Croatia at nine and Denmark at ten. The three countries missed out on the Euro 2012 knockout stages. The moves also rendered Brazil out of the top ten for the first time since the ranking's inception, moving down six spots. The plunge is due to their recent form, having suffered friendly defeats against Argentina and Mexico amongst other things.
The other regional leaders in the rankings are CAF's Ivory Coast (unchanged at 16), CONCACAF's Mexico (unchanged at 19), AFC's Japan (up three spots at 20) and OFC's New Zealand (up five spots at 95).
For the ASEAN region, even with a 22-spot drop in the rankings, Vietnam still remains the top football team at 120 with 272 points, a score they share with the Republic of Liberia. Thailand remains at number 2 with 235 points, putting them at 135 overall, one spot better than before. The Philippines is third, followed by Indonesia.
As for the alternative Elo rankings, the country is at 166th overall with 1145 points.